Wait Until Dark 1967 NR CC

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Audrey Hepburn portrays a photographer's blind wife who is trapped in her apartment by an evil trio, ready to murder her to retrieve a heroin-filled doll hidden in her apartment.

Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

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Wait Until Dark

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Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Terence Young
Starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
Supporting actors Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston, Samantha Jones, Julie Herrod, Robby Benson, Jean Del Val, Mel Ferrer, Gary Morgan, Frank O'Brien, Bill Walters
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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Audrey Hepburn gives a great performance.
Lois
I'm glad that movies like this are still available and that we who enjoy old school scary movies can still watch them.
Eric M. Gorse
The acting was great and the story was quite suspenseful.
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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on March 9, 2004
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Wait Until Dark (1967) is based on a popular play by Frederick Knott and directed by Terrance Young who also did the 007 classic Thunderball (1965). The lovely Audrey Hepburn plays Susy Hendrix, a woman left recently blind by a car accident, who is learning to adjust and cope with her new perspective on life. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is Sam Hendrix, Susy's photographer husband, with whom she shares a basement apartment in New York. Also starring is Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and character actor Jack Weston.

The story involves illegal substances being smuggled into the United States within a doll, and then the doll being passed along to Susy's husband at the airport under curious but strictly coincidental circumstances. Alan Arkin plays Roat, a seedy character who was supposed to be the intended recipient of the doll/drugs, and Richard Crenna and Jack Weston are two thuggish types who get roped into helping Roat try to retrieve the doll.

Hepburn plays her role wonderfully, never once giving the viewer the impression that she isn't blind. A number of subtle points are made to allude to the strengthening of her other senses, hearing, smell, etc., that one finds common with the loss of sight. As the criminals construct their elaborate plans to liberate their illicit merchandise, Hepburn's character, being somewhat naive in the beginning, soon realizes the true sense of the danger she's in, and reacts perfectly within the nature of her character. Arkin plays his character(s) with the smooth cunning of a predator hunting its' prey, maliciously savoring the moments before the figurative kill. His beatnik appearance and demeanor mask his true form, which is revealed later on within the unfolding of the plot.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Dave on November 15, 1999
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I learned about this movie when my mom was telling me about the scary movies of her day, and she went on about how it was one of the scariest movies she ever saw, and when she and her kid sister left the theatre, her sister was crying great crocodile tears, claiming she'd never let herself see another movie again.
While my aunt will never live that down, my mom is still haunted by this movie, and I can tell why. I saw it on AMC in August at midnight, and that was a mistake. This movie scared me beyond my expectations. Audrey Hepburn was fantastic as Susie Hendrix, the recently blinded woman persued by Alan Arkin, a narcotics dealer who will stop at nothing to get to a stash that is in Susie's apartment.
Many claim this movie isn't scary, but coming from a generation that grew up on Scream, Halloween, Nightmare on Elmstreet and other cheap movie's that use gore and `don't-turn-that-bend' suprises for scares, it doesn't mean much.
`Wait Until Dark' is so much more than the typical slasher flick, it is a psychological thriller that takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride to hell and doesn't stop turning and tossing until the last frame of film fades to black. On second viewing, if you feel the *sparkle* is fading, just position yourself in Susie's shoes, and you're in for a whole new experience.
Praise `Wait Until Dark' - and trust me, if you wait until dark to watch this, you'll be rewarded greatly with a heart-stopping finale!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Steve R. on March 10, 2000
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"Wait Until Dark" is a suspense film in the finest traditions of Alfred Hitchcock. The direction by Terence Young ("Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love") masterfully blends a stellar cast with mood, music, and atmosphere to create a compelling psychological thriller. The story involves a blind woman (Audrey Hepburn), who has unknowingly come into the possession of a child's doll filled with heroin. Three con men (Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, and Jack Weston) create an elaborate scheme to locate the doll in her apartment without arousing her suspicions.
Like Hitchcock, director Young reveals the identity and intent of the con men right from the beginning of the movie. He lets the audience in on their secret. It is left to the blind and isolated victim to decipher their intent and her own personal danger over the course of the film. Hepburn is engaging in the role of a woman who is at once vulnerable yet possesses unfolding inner strength. She knows she is alone and ultimately responsibility for her own fate. The suspense grows as her suspicions are slowly aroused until all is revealed to her in one terrifying moment of confrontation with the cunning and evil Arkin. The stark confines of the apartment and the dramatic musical score by Henry Mancini accentuate the dark and foreboding atmosphere. This is a film you will not soon forget...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Kaynes on November 18, 2000
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Lock the front door, turn down the lights and don't forget that tub of popcorn! Here is a thriller sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand upright. Susie Hendrix, played by the wonderful Audrey Hepburn, is a blind woman being spied and terrorized upon in her own apartment. When Susie's husband Sam is asked to hold an antique doll for a woman who mysteriously disappears, little does he know the horror that will unfold. Unknown to Susie, the drug-filled doll is in their home and a psychopath, played by Alan Arkin, must retrieve it by any means necessary. Hepburn adds much suspense to this movie; she may be blind, but she's not stupid and she quickly unravels the mind games of Arkin. For those of you who thought blind people were defenseless, think again!
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